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Windows 7: Windows 7 dynamic disk with boot os back to basic

15 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
Windows 7 dynamic disk with boot os back to basic

Hello,

I have Windows installed and all disk shows up as dynamic. If I reinstall Windows and delete all partitions during install and create a new one is my disk then basic?

Gr
Danny

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15 Nov 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome Danny


You may want to read the excellent tut, to confirm my answer and to possibly learn more yourself.
Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk
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15 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I read the tut. But it describes changing a disc that you can manage in Windows. Since Windows is installed on my disc I can not delete all volumes using disk management. So I have to install a new version. But I think disk is still dynamic. Will try this week
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15 Nov 2010   #4

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

i think if you reformat the drive, it reverts to basic, because every time i reformat and then go to "disk management", i then have to convert to dynamic again.
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15 Nov 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Use Option Two from Command Line of the DVD Repair console or Repair CD.
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15 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

What is option 2?
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15 Nov 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by waaromiikniet View Post
What is option 2?
Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk
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15 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

With repair disc you mean my installtion dvd off Windows 7?
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15 Nov 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

If you have a Windows 7 installation DVD then you don't need a Repair CD.

The DVD Repair console is located on the second screen after you boot the DVD: System Recovery Options

Choose Command Prompt and run the commands to convert Dynamic Disk back to Basic.

Since this will wipe your HD, make sure to back up your files and a Windows 7 backup image which may be able to be reapplied after the conversion:
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
System Image Recovery
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15 Nov 2010   #10

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I am going to try this in the weekend. I use this box as a development bo so no time this week. With commands I think you mean the use of diskpart

convert basic command
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